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Why Should You Go Vinyl/PVC over Wood with Your Next Fence?

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A fence is a fantastic investment for your home. Not only can it provide added security for children and pets as well as privacy, but it can add value to your home if you ever wish to sell it. However, a question you’ll need to determine pretty much right away is what kind of fence you want.  While wood is often the traditional material people think of when considering a fence, a growing number of people are looking for a more dependable option. Many are looking into vinyl – or as others know it, PVC. Here’s why:

It’s more dependable than wood: If you want a fence that can stand the test of time, you won’t find it with wood. Unfortunately, wood does not last very long, and a wood fence will last anywhere from 5-7 years before you’ll notice some major deterioration. Vinyl fences, on the other hand, will last 50 years or more. While wood might be cheaper in the short term, vinyl fence panels will be much cheaper in the long run.

You don’t have to worry about dry rot: One of the major reasons for the need to replace a wooden fence is dry rot and other fungal issues. Dry rot spreads quickly, and if you’re not vigilant to protect against it, it will quickly destroy your fence. This is not a concern if you have a vinyl fence.

It is approved by Tom Sawyer: The titular character of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was not a fan of painting fences, but in all honesty, who really is? In addition to periodic maintenance, owners of a wooden fence will certainly have to pull out the paint brush every year or two to take care of the wear and tear it receives from the weather as well as human actions. Vinyl fences do not require a paint job ever. Think how differently the book would have been if Aunt Polly purchased a vinyl fence.

It can better withstand fire: An open flame and a piece of wood do not belong together. Wood is highly flammable, and a wooden fence that catches fire can put your home and family’s safety at risk. Vinyl, on the other hand, is very fire-resistant and even endorsed by the National Fire Protection Association for wire insulation.

For more information on vinyl fences or to receive a quote, contact a Fence Center representative today! Call 1-888-336-2358 or find all of our customer service information here.

Fall Home Improvement Project – Build A Fence!

A recent Zillow® survey shows that 52% of homeowners are planning home improvement projects this Fall. With the fall months approaching and the weather turning a little cooler, it’s the perfect time to get some home projects done before winter comes. In addition, many home improvement companies are looking to unload product to prepare for the new season, so it’s possible to get fantastic deals for your home improvement project.

In fact, you can find a 10% discount on our Facebook page here.

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Looking to get the most bang for your time and money? One of the best ways to improve the security of your home and increase its value is through constructing a new fence. Constructing a fence is minimally invasive, can easily be done by you and a few friends, and won’t cost as much as other bigger projects. However, one of the things you’ll need to consider is what type of fence you want.

Here are some of the more popular fence materials you can choose from:

Vinyl Fencing

vinyl fence imageIf you’re looking for an alternative to wood fencing that will last much longer and not be subject to rotting and other concerns, vinyl fencing might be a viable option. Although it can be a little on the expensive side, a vinyl fence will last you a very long time, more than making up for the costs. In addition, vinyl provides excellent security and privacy if you’re leery of nosy neighbors.

Aluminum Fencing

aluminum fence imageAluminum fences are generally less expensive than vinyl and can add aesthetic value to your home as well. Homeowners often choose aluminum fences for their ornate designs and patterns. However, aluminum fences also provide great security as well. If you’re looking for a more ornamental face that still has pretty good durability, an aluminum fence might be best for your home.

Chain Link Fencing

image of black chain link fence gateA chain link fence is never going to win a beauty contest, but if you’re in need of a fence that will demarcate boundaries and provide security, you can’t go wrong with a chain link fence. If you’re hesitant to cover all of your boundaries with a chain link fence, a good idea might be to use steel or aluminum ornamental facing for the visible boundaries and chain-link for the less visible areas. Chain-link also is by far the cheapest material, which could be beneficial if you’re on a budget.

No matter what type of material you choose, you won’t find better prices than you will when you shop at Fence Center. Contact a representative today to learn more about the best option for your home.

Stay tuned to our blog for more fence tips and information. As always, we’re happy to answer ANY questions you might have about DIY fence projects, fence repair or fence maintenance. Leave a comment here, call us toll free 1-888-336-2358 or find all of our customer service information here.

What type of fence to choose if you have children.

There’s no question that if you have young children, you should have a fence around your property. The fence will prevent your children from leaving the yard or your line of sight and stop unwanted visitors or strangers from entering your yard. However, the next question you might have after you decide that you want to construct a fence in your yard is which type of fence would be best for your needs? While any fence can be a great addition to your home, each offers different advantages.


Chain Link FenceA chain link fence is one of the most affordable options you can choose. It’s also very easy to install and will keep your children protected.  However, if you do purchase a chain link fence, you must be aware that chain link fences are very easy to climb. Therefore, you’ll need to explain to your children why they shouldn’t or keep a close eye on them when they’re outside.


Wood Fence: A wood fence is another option that might work. They certainly provide more privacy than other fences because they completely block the view of your yard. They’re generally safe, but you’ll need to be mindful of splinters that could result from contact with the fence. They will also require more maintenance than other fences you’ll find at Fence Center.


Vinyl FenceVinyl fences have gotten more popular in recent years because of their durability. Wood fences are more likely to break than vinyl fences, and vinyl fences can withstand heavy activity, such as serving as a soccer goal for backyard play.
The type of fence you purchase will depend on the ages of your children, your budget and the specific characteristics of your backyard. Whatever the case, you can find the perfect fence for your home and family at Fence Center. In addition to chain link and vinyl fences, we offer many different aluminum and bamboo fences as well. Contact a representative today to learn more.